Initial Teacher Training Opportunities in the East Midlands
The East Midlands’ Teaching Schools (TSAs) are at the forefront of initial teacher training (ITT) with some of the country’s best providers in this region. Prospective teachers can apply through UCAS for a School Direct place at one of almost 100 great schools around the region. Many of these schools then work together within a TSA or SCITT partnership to provide some fantastic routes into teaching.
On these school-led training courses, trainees get the chance to learn on the job in at least two schools, learning from experienced colleagues and putting new skills into practice from day one. School-led courses generally last a year and result in the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Most courses include a postgraduate certificate in education – or PGCE, which is likely to carry with it Master’s-level credits.
Increasingly the ITT providers and partnerships around the East Midlands are working together in local areas to collaborate with promotion and recruitment and to start to map more coherent provision plans. More information about these partnerships can be found through the links below:
TeachLeics is a partnership of teacher training providers in Leicester and Leicestershire. There are approximately 20 good and outstanding training providers across primary, secondary and special schools in the city and county.
TEACH NOTTS is a collaborative partnership of School Direct lead providers working across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. They work together to promote the benefits of School Based Teacher Training primarily linked to recruitment of new trainees. Their website provides links to all partner providers.
Teach Northamptonshire is a more general partnership about all aspects of teacher recruitment and development. Their website contains information about routes into teaching and links to the range of providers in Northamptonshire.